RALPH Hasenhuttl described the versatility of Moussa Djenepo as a "bonus", adding how he plans to utilise him from left-back more this season.

The 23-year-old has featured in both of Saints' pre-season friendlies so far as part of the back four.

The Mali international came off the bench to replace new signing Romain Perraud at Cardiff City on Tuesday evening and took just four minutes to find the net.

Djenepo cut in from the left and smashed a brilliant effort into the top corner in the 4-0 win.

Hasenhuttl is keen to add more full-back depth to his squad following the departure of Ryan Bertrand and loan exit of Jake Vokins.

But he believes Djenepo, who usually operates from a more advanced attacking position, has what it takes to become an option in that position alongside Perraud.

Discussing Djenepo's recent performances at left-back, Hasenhuttl told the club website: "I think it’s like a bonus that compared to the other number 10s, he can also play in this position.

"He is defensively super strong, when he goes and attacks. And with the ball he has shown when he is up the pitch he can dribble inside.

"As a full-back, this is a super nasty situation.

"I see him there in this season to be honest.

"He still has to learn. Especially his mindset must be right, that he accepts this position and that he wants to play there. Then I think he can do a good job there."